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Where You'll Land (Where You'll Land book 1)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  13 reviews
After a bad breakup, I packed up my life and moved to Miami to study for my doctorate in psychology. I made one promise to myself: Do not get romantically involved while I was in school. I needed to heal. And then Will Easton came into my life. He was warm and sweet and intelligent. And he got me. What I didn’t know was that Will was running from a tragedy of his own.

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Published January 8th 2019
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Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The author stuck the landing on this one: 10 Points!

I love the line the author wrote to open her book: "You should only fall in love with someone whose arms are open and strong enough to catch you."

That feeling you get when you truly love someone, but you're not sure if they love you back. That experience moving to a new city and developing new friendships. The sultry air of South Beach. Jacqueline Simon Gunn has done such a fine job capturing all those sensations and emotions in her latest book
Kristen Granata
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love a romance story that has more than just romance in it. This one was interesting & captivating, and was packed with angst, drama, and strong characters. I am a sucker for a happy ending, so this alternative ending was a little tough for me ... but it’s certainly realistic. I enjoyed reading this story!
Janine Caroline
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the time I spent with this book; the characters felt realistic with relatable motivations, flaws and barriers. I was fully immersed in the twist and turns of the romance - the author does an excellent job of portraying how past experiences play a vital part in how we behave in love and relationships. I like that it's written from multiple points of view because you really get to know and understand each character. Well written, intense, emotional and interesting throughout, it's my first ...more
Gf Spiers
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Where You’ll Land, and other books by Dr. Gunn, are set apart by her genuine love for her characters and her gift of presentation that incorporates psychological perspectives into her stories without occluding romance – and love. As expected, Where You’ll Land introduces readers to mindful, introspective characters who struggle with personal flaws and difficult histories. Readers are privy to moments of insight that tease and frustrate, reassure and excite. The characters are highly relatable as ...more
Elizabeth Bonaiuto
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-reads
Dr. Gunn is a genius at her craft. She tells real stories of what life is like, inside a relatable love story. All of her characters play an integral part in the unraveling of the story and the dynamic in which they interconnect makes you want to know more about them. This is definitely the case in Where You’ll Land. Alex is the main character you can’t help but root for and simultaneously strangle at times, but the secondary characters help her come alive. She can easily be one of your girlfrie ...more
Tiffany Winters
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
An interesting story by an author who clearly has a few things to say about psychology and relationships! I enjoyed the well thought-out characters and general storyline of Alex and her romantic entanglements with Will and other characters. Dr. Gunn writes with a unique voice - the story reads almost like a diary entry much of the time, and I found myself craving a little less narration and more dialogue and action to move things along. There were many instances of Alex or other characters think ...more
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She has done it again!

This book has it all... romance, intrigue and passion. Alex has just come out of an unhealthy relationship. Deciding to attend grad school for psych in a state that is far from her family and her ex, she finds herself plunging into a complicated relationship that will keep the reader guessing all of the way through. Ms. Simmon Gunn always has a way shedding light on the many intricacies of the human mind, creating relatable characters with experiences so similar to those we
Jan 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Ambivalent about this one

I read this writer's first romance novel 'Forever and One Day' several months ago. The subject matter was controversial, but not enough of an issue for me to negate the strength of the writing. I like Simon-Gunn's style. She has a talent for developing relatable characters and evoking emotion without resorting to contrivance and cheap theatrics. I also appreciate that she forgoes descriptive sex scenes to focus more on the actual story.
So, when I discovered she'd writte
Philip Raus
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So, today I finished reading “Where You’ll Land”, by Dr. Jacqueline Simon Gunn.

First off, WHOA.

I normally don’t read something that may be considered a “romance novel”, but this book is not simply that and it sunk its claws into me from the start. It isn’t your conventional romance novel; it is rife with wit, intellect, philosophical and psychological musings, and written almost as if it is a personal experience of the author. Now, bear with me here. I say that because ALL of Dr. Gunn’s books th
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pyschology and romantic fiction masterfully woven, keeping you hooked to the very last page

This book made me go back and look up what the industry definition of “romance novel” is. Certainly, it centers around the love life of its main character, Alex, who starts grad school in Miami, just far enough from her home in New Jersey to escape an ex and all the emotional baggage that went with him. Except, as we all know, you can’t really escape emotional baggage.

In a story of angst, poor choices, an
Mary Dean
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was a wild ride. Not because it had an intense story line or it was shocking. It's because this book was so real. Sure this book was about fictional characters. But I felt like I was in the book. It made me start to think about things in my own life. This author does that. She creates stories that all readers can relate to. Anyone that has been in a relationship will feel this story. Anyone that has every questioned anything in their life with relate. This author takes a psychological ...more
Lena Moore
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Where did you land?

I was enamoured with this story from the moment I began, as like all of Jacqueline's books.

The characters were interesting and the webs they weaved and then tangled themselves in compelled me to look deeper and analyze the situation. To realise that we are all subject of repeating behaviours that we said we wouldn't ever again.

Jacqueline articulated the characters in such a way that I felt as if I was standing in the room observing. The many twists, turns, hot and cringewort
Lily Thomas
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again, I’ve fallen in love with Jacqueline’s writing. Each chapter is full of emotion, drawing you into the lives of her characters. The book is well paced with well-developed characters. You follow Alex through her personal relationships as Jacqueline expertly explores more complex themes in her books using psychology. Jacqueline’s writing gets you thinking about your own life and the relationships within it. Her books are more of an insightful romance, than a traditional romance, and crea ...more
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Jacqueline Simon Gunn is a Manhattan-based clinical psychologist and writer. She has authored two non-fiction books, and co-authored two others. She has published many articles, both scholarly and mainstream, and currently works as a freelance writer. Gunn is now writing fiction in both the thriller and the romance genre. Always in search of truth and fascinated by human behavior, her fiction writ ...more
“Love was feeling the person everywhere, under your skin, in every strand of your hair, in your heart, in your bones, in the tone of your voice when you said their name. Love wasn’t always about being with the person, it was feeling that your world was better just because they lived. Even if you weren’t ever going to be together, he was the air you breathed, invisible but everywhere.” 6 likes
“I felt his pain as my own and I wanted to touch him, feel him, reach inside his fractured heart and pull out all of the love he buried inside. I wanted to kiss every inch of his skin. I wanted to feel his brokenness against mine, like if we held each other hard enough something within each of us would finally heal.” 2 likes
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